Ottoville — Virgil Frank Tenwalde, 88, of Ottoville died 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort, KY. He was born December 14, 1926 in Kalida to the late Frank and Clara (Siebeneck) Tenwalde. On May 8, 1948 he married Wilma Schumaker, who preceded him in death on April 13, 2010
He is survived by 13 children: Julie (Gordon) Vogt of Delphos, Joan (Steve) Schleeter of St. Mary’s, Kathy (Joe) Owen of Spencerville, Carl (Cathy) Tenwalde of Ft. Jennings, Ken Tenwalde of Defiance, Jane Leiendecker of Pandora, Sharon (Chip) Okuly of Continental, Carol (John) Jones of Elida, Annette (Denny) Korney of Continental, Tony (Angie) Tenwalde of Cloverdale, Theresa (Phil) St. John of Frankfort, KY, Lori (Joe) Mangas of Montero, Bolivia, and Vickie Mangas of Ottoville; a close niece: Sylvia Zylstra of Punta Gorda, FL; 40 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Michelle Schleeter and a son-in-law: Dave Leiendecker.
Virgil was a farmer and retired from Federal Mogul, Van Wert in 1993 where he worked as a chrome plater. As an Army veteran of WWII he served in Japan. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a former member of the Ottoville VFW.
Virgil enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and took special pride in his flower beds. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every one of them held a special place in his heart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville with military rites by the Ft. Jennings American Legion and Ottoville VFW. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where there will be a scripture service at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.